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Posted by Dr Andus
Mar 10, 2018 at 04:14 PM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>Further, statistics is one thing, individual cases are another. I see
>that the experiment used in total 9 subjects aged 17 to 31. I am 50,
>have always disliked fast-moving video games and preferred natural light
>-even dim- for reading, even as a child. Am I going to switch to high
>contrast settings for my monitors any time soon? No, definitely not.

I’m not a medical expert, but I also suspect that individual characteristics matter. There are all kinds of factors that affect sensitivity to light (incl. genuine chronic medical conditions), which then would influence preferences. We’re talking genetic make-up, which differs from person to person.

I tend to write my diary entries at the end of the day, when it’s dark, right before going to sleep, and I noticed that I much prefer to do this using light-coloured font against a dark theme (“Idle Fingers” in Caret, a Chrome app). Somehow I find it easier to focus on the lines I’m typing.

My desktop wallpaper is set to dark grey on all my laptops, and I’m annoyed every time I navigate to some super-white and bright website (except OutlinerSoftware.com, where the benefits of the content outweigh the discomfort ;-)

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Mar 10, 2018 at 04:35 PM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>Software I’ve turned to, or customised accordingly, includes the Dark
>Reader plugin for Chrome

Alexander,

Do you have any concerns about this Chrome extension spying on you? I see that permissions need to be enabled for it to access all information on the pages visited, so I’m a bit wary giving someone (especially outside of EU jurisdiction) that level of access.

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Mar 10, 2018 at 06:32 PM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
>Do you have any concerns about this Chrome extension spying on you? I
>see that permissions need to be enabled for it to access all information
>on the pages visited, so I’m a bit wary giving someone (especially
>outside of EU jurisdiction) that level of access.

I’ve (rightly or wrongly I have no idea) assumed that the “all information” is related to the extension’s need to tamper with the code of the page.

The extension works instantly so I don’t think that it sends anything anywhere; it all seems to happen locally. I have not done any test to confirm this though.

 


Posted by washere
Mar 10, 2018 at 07:15 PM

 

Looking at my Mac is like staring into a filming light, might recognize text faster but can’t last long staring at a floodlight.

I prefer grey fonts on black, not white. Sometimes mellow amber font or similar, depends on the software theme.

Have not been reading sites in white for years, on laptops desktops tablets phones etc. My Windows/Android OSes are blacked too, folders, sys, etc. This chrome extension I’ve used for a long time with a loooong list of sites to blacken, IIRC someone mentioned it in this thread too:

https://ibb.co/dTnMcn

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Mar 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM

 

Atomic Scribbler, previously mentioned here http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/7715/ and here http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/7991/0/pagefour-now-free—to-be-superseded-by-atomic-scribbler has now dark theme; it can be seen at the gallery here https://www.atomicscribbler.com/Home/Gallery/

 


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